Building Entry and Search Techniques for Patrol
The patrol division makes up the largest part of any department, and as such they clear or make entry into residences, businesses, and buildings as a part of their everyday job. This 8-hour course focuses on slow/deliberate searching techniques for the patrol officer, whether the call of service is for an alarm, open door, or intruder. Techniques to be taught in this block of instruction include maximizing cover/concealment, room entry tactics, weapon handling, use of illumination, and communication.
This is not a SWAT or Tactical Team class. With that being said, SWAT and Tact-team members can benefit as well from this class because sound tactics are sound tactics.
There will be a practical portion to the class. Officers will conduct practical exercises applying what they learned in the lecture portion taught in the class. It is recommended the officer wear suitable clothing allowing them to move about and bring the following equipment:
- Duty belt and gear
- Blue gun (*if possible)
Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered, and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.